Eulogy on the Life and Character of the Hon. Thomas J. Rusk, Late U. S. Senator from Texas: Delivered in the Hall of the House of Representatives of the State of Texas, on the Seventh of November, 1857 by John Hemphill

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Excerpt from Eulogy on the Life and Character of the Hon. Thomas J. Rusk, Late U. S. Senator From Texas: Delivered in the Hall of the House of Representatives of the State of Texas, on the Seventh of November, 1857

Fellow-Citizens:

We are assembled to lament the death, and render homage to the memory of one of our most illustrious patriots, one who was among the first, if not the foremost, in the hearts of his countrymen. Thomas J. Rusk the warrior, the statesman, the idolized of Texas, is no more.

That magnificent form, where "every god did seem to set his seal," has been consigned to the dust. The eye which beamed with intellect and with benevolence, has lost its brightness. The tongue which uttered words of wisdom is silent. No more shall his noble presence cheer with its animating influence, or inspire confidence, love and affection. He is dead. His work is finished on the earth. Well may we exclaim with the pathetic lamentation of the mourner in Israel: "How are the mighty fallen!" But though dead, he still lives in our memories and in the gratitude of his country. His name is identified with some of the most important events of the present century, nay in the history of human Liberty - events which have exerted, and will continue to exert, a wide influence over the affairs of men, and the destinies of this hemisphere.

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